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15 Underrated Games You Need to Try

Blue Dragon

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This little-known game was brought to us by the legendary developer of Final Fantasy. Yep, Blue Dragon was made by the same guy who created Final Fantasy. It’s loaded with similar gameplay to Final Fantasy from the enemies and leveling system down to the music and visuals.

Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

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Whether it’s because the whole game is based around pinatas, or gamers just thought it looked too “kid friendly”, this game was sadly forgotten by the masses. The sheer level of depth in this game is honestly astounding. Think of it like a Pokemon game, but with pinatas. Try it out, honestly.

Heavenly Sword

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Created by the same developers of Devil May Cry, Heavenly Sword is a game that never got its moment in the spotlight. It was initially released during all of the PS3 dilemmas and was then finally buried when a half-ass Heavenly Sword movie came out and broke its last leg. Dig deep and try this game out, it’ll rival God of War, seriously.

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

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Golden Sun sounds familiar, right? Oh yea, it’s that game you may have sunk dozens of hours into on your Gameboy years ago. Well, the sequel, Dark Dawn was released on the DS back in 2010 and left Golden Sun fans feeling disappointed. The game itself delivered the same intensity and great combat, but being set far in the future instead of resuming from the last addition to the series really annoyed a lot of people.

Warhammer 40K: Space Marine

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THQ took a shot in the dark with this title and tried something different from their typical massive real-time strategy battle games. They rolled out this impressive 3rd person shooter which was quickly overshadowed by other titles in the space that carried more recognition.

Nier

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No, we are not talking about Neir: Automata. That is this title’s wildly successful sequel. The original Nier was quickly discarded after gamers realized the depthless combat and just downright boring environments did little to hold their interest. At its core, Nier had some great features going for it, like a killer story and cast. Luckily, the sequel gets to bathe in the light it’s original never did.

Mad World

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Back in the days when Wii fans were raging about their poor selection of titles that didn’t offer enough “versatility”, Mad World released to quench that thirst. What ended up happening? Well, the Wii gaming community never took to it and the game quickly died off to join the dozens of other titles in no games land. The beautiful and unique artwork of Mad World is what really sets it apart, aside from brutal combat.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King

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Square Enix wanted to shake things up a bit and create a game where you get to manage the kingdom rather than save it. Complete with customization, building upgrades, and managing a team of warriors that would go out and do the adventuring for you was actually a grand experience. It’s just a shame that it never caught on with the gaming community.

Sonic Generations

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In an attempt to save the series with one last Hail Mary, Sonic Generations was released with less than flying colors. It set out with an honorable mission and even incorporated the entire Sonic universe into a 2D/3D world of plain old fun. While the 3D portions of the game were nothing to brag about, the overall experience did right by the blue hedgehog.

Chromehounds

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This game was built to satisfy the extremely few diehard mech fans in existence. The game involved painstakingly long matches that required calculated combat in order to be victorious. While the few fans this game was intended for truly loved it, Chromehounds did little to bring in new players and keep the community alive.

Ryse: Son of Rome

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This absolutely gorgeous visual feat never quite got the attention it deserved. The gameplay is nothing too special, consisting of the standard button combos to chain together death-dealing blows, but it’s still enough to have fun with. The story is compelling, and did we mention the graphics already?

Divinity: Original Sin

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This game got some time in the spotlight, but even so, the gamers never really seemed to latch on. Divinity: Original Sin is a detailed, challenging dungeon crawler RPG. Forge your own path through the game with choices that affect the progression of the story. Now available on consoles, we highly recommend that you give it a try.

Alien Isolation

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Being trapped on a spaceship with a deadly alien you cannot kill lurking around trying to find you make for one hell of an experience. The graphics and gameplay are simply amazing, and it offers a truly different style from other horror games out there. Everyone probably thought about it at least once but never pulled the trigger and actually played.

Tales From the Borderlands

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Overshadowed by other similar titles, Tales From the Borderlands offers a great storytelling experience that’s a nice change of pace from the classic Borderlands shoot em’ up RPG style. If you enjoyed the other Telltale games AND you happen to like Borderlands, there’s no excuse to not try this title out.

DriveClub

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DriveClub was plagued on release by a myriad of misfortunes that ultimately led to its pathetically small player base. It’s tough to recover from catastrophic release problems, but after all of the fixes, this game is ready to go. It sports some of the best visuals you’ll find on the PS4, and it’s got solid controls that make gameplay fun and competitive.




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